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Morecambe 2-2 Northampton Town

Morecambe staged a superb second-half performance to come from two goals down and pick up a battling point in a 2-2 draw with Northampton.

The visitors took a two-goal lead into half-time thanks to a brace from Jordan Turnbull, but they saw Adam Buxton and Kevin Ellison wipe out their advantage after the break.

Midfielder Turnbull gave his side the lead in the 21st minute. Nicky Adams swung over a left-wing corner and Turnbull got away from his marker to direct a header downwards and beyond Barry Roche.

Turnbull added his second seven minutes from the break, curling a long-range effort into the bottom right-hand corner of the Morecambe goal.

Andy Williams went close to making it 3-0 in injury time, when Adams again provided the cross for the striker to loop a header onto the top of the Morecambe crossbar with Roche beaten.

Adams then hit the woodwork himself with a delightful curler from the edge of the box before the home side responded.

Buxton pulled one back with a 25-yard shot that beat David Cornell through a crowd of bodies, and Jim Bentley's side levelled in the third minute of stoppage time, stroking the ball home from close range after a goalmouth scramble.

With 10 minutes added on because of an injury to an assistant referee, both sides had chances to win it, with Sam Hoskins hitting the crossbar for Northampton and Shaun Miller shooting inches wide for the home side.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 27TannerBooked at 30mins
  • 16Lavelle
  • 5Old
  • 3ConlanSubstituted forBuxtonat 53'minutes
  • 7O'SullivanSubstituted forEllisonat 87'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 6Tutte
  • 4KenyonSubstituted forWildigat 70'minutes
  • 8Alessandra
  • 24Miller
  • 10Leitch-Smith

Substitutes

  • 2Buxton
  • 11Ellison
  • 14Brewitt
  • 15Wildig
  • 21Halstead
  • 25Bakare
  • 33Cranston

Northampton

  • 1Cornell
  • 23HarrimanSubstituted forSmithat 45'minutes
  • 5GoodeBooked at 29mins
  • 16Wharton
  • 3Martin
  • 6TurnbullBooked at 86mins
  • 7HoskinsBooked at 79mins
  • 14Lines
  • 17McWilliamsSubstituted forWarburtonat 79'minutes
  • 10Adams
  • 11WilliamsSubstituted forHall-Johnsonat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Hall-Johnson
  • 9Smith
  • 12Pollock
  • 19Oliver
  • 20Warburton
  • 22Roberts
  • 33Fisher
Referee:
Martin Coy
Attendance:
2,245

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home21
Away17
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home8
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Morecambe 2, Northampton Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morecambe 2, Northampton Town 2.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Shaun Miller.

Attempt missed. Matthew Warburton (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Jordan Turnbull with a cross.

Attempt missed. Shaun Miller (Morecambe) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Adam Buxton.

Attempt missed. Reece Hall-Johnson (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Sam Hoskins with a cross.

Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) hits the bar with a right footed shot from very close range. Assisted by Joe Martin following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Joe Martin (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Nicky Adams with a cross.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Steven Old.

Booking

Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Goal!

Goal! Morecambe 2, Northampton Town 2. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Morecambe) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Scott Wharton (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Nicky Adams with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Adam Buxton (Morecambe).

Nicky Adams (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Scott Wharton (Northampton Town) header from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Nicky Adams following a set piece situation.

Foul by Steven Old (Morecambe).

Harry Smith (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Charlie Goode.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Kevin Ellison replaces John O'Sullivan.

Booking

Jordan Turnbull (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Charlie Goode.

Attempt blocked. Aaron Wildig (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Shaun Miller (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Matthew Warburton (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Harry Smith.

Attempt blocked. Lewis Alessandra (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Lewis Alessandra (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Joe Martin (Northampton Town).

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by David Cornell.

Attempt saved. A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Aaron Wildig (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

John O'Sullivan (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Reece Hall-Johnson (Northampton Town).

Foul by Shaun Miller (Morecambe).

Scott Wharton (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. George Tanner (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Andrew Tutte.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Matthew Warburton replaces Shaun McWilliams.

Booking

Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

George Tanner (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town).

goal

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